Ok, I’m excited for the New MySpace (or Myspace I think). I really am. Maybe it’s because I want to see the underdog, the former market leader (albeit there was no competition during their peak), return to glory with a kick ass, brand new design, next level, forward thinking, high-tech social network! I think I ‘m working myself up to be disappointed.
So – I found this on perfectporridge.com.
10 Reasons To Be Excited for the New Myspace.
“New MySpace is like Spotify and Facebook combined. Kind of like MySpace.
MySpace is back. No, really.
November 2012 marked the one year anniversary of helping our last client close down their MySpace community. Once the go-to destination to reach the coveted 18-24 demographic (and younger), MySpace was eventually overrun by spammers, amateur customizations, and couldn’t compete with Facebook’s clean, non-customizable layout, and spam systems. And it certainly wasn’t created with the mobile-first revolution in mind. Rather than scale, it died. And we wanted it to die. We gladly moved to Facebook and Twitter.
And yet once widespread diaspora killed any chance of MySpace retaining users (do you even remember your password? be honest), Facebook mimicked many core MySpace features, including brand pages, customized cover pages, and event organizing. There was no reason to return. Until now.
While Facebook is where the brands, bands and communities are, what Facebook has never gotten quite right is tools to support musicians and their fans. The original MySpace was golden for bands who wanted a one-stop destination to stream music, list tour dates, and build and engage a guerrilla fan base.
Since the launch of Brand Pages, Facebook has forced bands to use clunky tabs and third-party tools for streams and tour dates — to the point of fracturing any type of standards that fans could expect.
For example, hit the Muse page, then Wiping Out Thousands, then Metric, and try to quickly locate an audio stream, latest video and upcoming tour dates. Good luck.
As a music blogger who hits a few new band pages a day, this is SO FRUSTRATING to the point I’ve been getting more and more excited for the launch of New MySpace, with the assumption Justin Timberlake and crew will think music + fans first.
Yes, I’ve been excited for New MySpace…
I’m maybe the only person in the world with high expectations for MySpace…
So, I got a beta invitation while sitting in the Reagan airport in DC on Monday night. On my iPad.
And I freaked out!
Within minutes, I had a profile set up, bio populated and links. And I was streaming music.
Because that’s what New MySpace is all about. The music.
After only a few days experimenting with the new social network, my translation is as follows: New MySpace is like Spotify and Facebook combined. Kind of like MySpace. And it’s not Facebook who needs to be worried — it’s Spotify and Pandora”.
Read the “10 Reasons to Be Excited for New MySpace” here.